The Lantern Festival Night
by Su Weidao
The light is brightly,
tonight the no-go area is opening.
The horse gallop that stirred up the dust,
the moon seemed to follow the people.
The young singing girls look more beautiful,
they walk and sing songs.
The capital guards does not work tonight,
the drum will not urge the people back home.
At Lantern Festival - Tune: Song of Hawthorn
by Ouyang Xiu
In the Lantern Festival night of last year,
The flowers market was bright as daylight.
When the moon hung behind the willows,
Young people went out on dates under them.
In the Lantern Festival night of this year’s,
The moon and the lanterns were the same.
But I could not find last year's date of mine,
My sleeves of festival dress are wet with tears.
The Lantern Festival Night - to the tune of Green Jade Table
by Xin Qiji
One night's east wind adorns a thousand trees with flowers
And blows down stars in showers.
Fine steeds and carved cabs spread fragrance en route;
Music vibrates from the flute;
The moon sheds its full light
While fish and dragon lanterns dance all night.
In gold-thread dress, with moth or willow ornaments,
Giggling, she melts into the throng with trails of scents
But in the crowd once and again
I look for her in vain.
When all at once I turn my head,
I find her there where lantern light is dimly shed.